Firefighters called to deal with suspected petrol leak

PUBLISHED: 11:00 01 January 2019 | UPDATED: 10:05 02 January 2019

Devon fire engine

Devon fire engine


Firefighters were called this morning (Tuesday) to deal with a petrol leak.

A strong smell of petrol was detected in Axbridge’s St Mary Street, prompting the emergency call.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received a call reporting a strong smell of petrol.

“Blue Watch fire control immediately mobilised one fire appliance from Cheddar to attend this incident.

“On arrival the incident commander confirmed a petrol leak from a generator which the crew removed from the property.

“The crew got to work naturally ventilating the property then used a positive pressure ventilation fan to ensure all fumes were out of the property.

“The crew thoroughly checked the property using a gas monitor and a hose reel jet for firefighter protection.

“The incident was handed back to the occupier.”

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